Reid Commission saw contradiction between provision for Islam as religion of d Federation & how Malaya can be said 2b secular at d same time Continue reading “A woman can’t be half pregnant”
“The question of the religion of the State being Islam at the same time as the State is secular require further explanation” -ReidCommission Continue reading “Secular? Minutes of Reid Commission meeting 19 Sept 1956 (declassified doc. Public Records Office, Kew London)”
Malaya Chief Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman was reported on the front page of The Straits Times (24 Sept 1956) as saying that “Umno would never compromise on three points in the Alliance’s memorandum to the Reid Constitutional Commission, i.e. (1) The status of Malay as the national language, (2) The place of Islam as the official religion and (3) The ‘special position’ of the Malays in their homeland”. Continue reading “Church objected to Islam as religion of the Federation”
By Mat Rempit Hubris
- I would like to draw the reader’s attention to a critical factual error contained in an article written by lawyer Art Harun titled ‘Secular or Non-Secular? What history tells us’ which appeared both in his blog and also in The Malaysian Insider.
- In that article Art fatally misrepresented the Reid Commission — the drafters of the Merdeka Constitution. Continue reading “Secular or non-secular: How Art Harun got it wrong on the Reid Commission”